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Heel wedges / Nordica boots

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After ACL Replacement I seem to be riding further back on my skis. i have Nordica Igniter boots and HotRod Burner 170 skis. My question is would a heel wedge say 1/8 0r 3/16" under my liner make me get further forward on my skis? Looking in the mirror my armpits are about 1"-2" back of my knees in a nice tuck position. I know i am weaker than I was before the surgery so that plays in all of this. But Does anyone think this may help?

If this matters:

5'11"

220#

Adv int skier.  60/40 piste/off

Thanks a Bunch

Bo


Edited by b1hearin - 12/21/13 at 7:14pm
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

THIS IS ADDED FROM THE POST ABOVE.

I've had these bad boys for a couple of years now. NORDICA SUPERCHARGE IGNITER. I Heated the liners right out of the box in a hot dryer for 15 minutes. Did the same with some green Superfeet. Puth the boot bak together. Added a thin single superski  sock  to my footsie and i enter this bad boy. It feels like a well worn hiking boot does, perfect. I feel I am just touching all over on both balls of my feet very lightly, my heel is at the bak of the boot and my achelies structures feel like a path was mad for them to rest in. Now I just buckle in. not tight, not loose, but more towards tight. I step in my ski and away i go. as Im fooling around with my family we start a race full tight crouch, Flying, and then I notice im on the back of my skis. Crap I shouldn't be. I look my sons perfection and my wifes near perfection. I move on to a long blue run full of corderoy, Ii start carving but wait Im not carving im skidding the backs fo my skis and Im over the back of them again. So I wonder if I were to put a wedge (i call it a wedged heel cup ). this cup will be frim and thicker at the back of my heel to mid arch in length at the heel cup it will be 3/16" high for about 3" and then start beveling off to a taper of nothing at the front of my arch. I installed this under my superfeet footbed. Now I have to try this out. By raising the heal my boot it does feel a little different. I can tighten my top buckles one more notch and still be very comfortable. No Heel slipping. so it seems sood. So Now I go look in the mirror. Ill be damnd I am further forward standing in flat crouch position with hands extended forward. My armpits are just back of my knees by about a 1/2" now as opposed to 2 1/2" before, Pretty big adjustment. Now i'v got to try these bad boys out. I hope it works. If not Ill take suggestions. OR someone tell me to stop that Im headed for disaster!

 

Boots are the Bomb, I love em.

 

Bo 

Magnolia, Tx

post #3 of 4

sounds like adding the heel lift (opening the ankle angle more) might work.  best to try on snow, but the good news is its removeable and you can always add more/less if needed.

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks MNTLION, I appreciate the input. Heck I'm gonna give it a try. Like you said I can just pull it out. I talked to a boot fitter in Houston and he told me to look at buying new boots that are taller and have a more forward angle. The hard part with that is that the brace i have fitted is long and rubbs a lot of boots. Guess Ill try this and if that doesn't work try to find short top boots with a more forward angle. Thanks for your input bro. Merry Christmas and lots of POW for you. 

 

Bo

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